Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Currently seeking physician, psychologist, and other doctorally prepared clinician fellowship applicants!

If interested, please fill out the general online screening application.

Location: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295

Fellowship Site Established: 2012

Academic Affiliations: Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing

Fellowship Site Focus or Goals: We started this program in 2012 to create an interprofessional team of fellows, providers and leaders focused on the health of women Veterans. We pride ourselves on our fellowship program which allows individual fellows to set their own course for career development amidst our dynamic and supportive women’s health community. Tracks include research, education or clinical quality and program development.

Research Foci: sexual health, breast cancer, osteoporosis, health services research, community-based research and patient-doctor communication, and sexual trauma.

Milwaukee Fellows: Click here to find out about recent publications and awards.

Education and Training

Fellows have the opportunity to complete a Master’s program in Public Health, Clinical and Translational Science, or Bioethics. Special seminars in teaching, educational administration and health statistics are available. Primary care fellows are enrolled in a faculty development program to learn teaching strategies, educational scholarship, and how to set individual goals and meet them for a robust career.

Research Projects

Treatment of Group A beta-strep in non-pregnant women with symptoms of vaginitis; quality and quantity of women’s health information in lay periodicals; curricula and strategies for teaching trainees about clinical quality improvement; using the patient-centered medical home as a construct to precept in a primary care clinic; female sexual dysfunction; emotional regulation strategies to reduce overeating; health psychology at VAMCs. Frequent contributions to the monthly feature “Capsule Commentaries” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Clinical Activities

In addition to research and academic career training, fellows spend 25% of their time in the VA Women’s Health Clinic. An array of clinical experiences are available to meet the training needs of each fellow.

Fellows may elect a full complement of women’s health clinical activities including multidisciplinary comprehensive women’s health (with medicine, gynecology, and mental health input), consultative women’s health (with a focus on midlife, wellbeing, incontinence, and sexual health), and subspecialty women’s health (such as osteoporosis, breast, contraception, and women’s mental health clinics). The Zablocki VAMC Women’s Resource Center provides cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and problem-solving therapy as well as wellness and resiliency groups and outpatient treatment for addiction.

Living in Milwaukee

Here are some suggestions for getting engaged in life and leisure while completing your fellowship in Milwaukee

Imbibe! – Enjoy your brew on a bicycle-powered pub crawl, tour the breweries, taste samples in a Munich-style beer garden, go traditional, or find a modern micro-brew. You just can’t ignore a decidedly unique beer culture.

Set Your Sights on Culture – Appreciate the opera, a world-class symphony performance, a nationally acclaimed ballet, the Milwaukee Art Museum, or a multitude of museums.

Explore – Fun on the waterways, casinos, sporting events, day trips to amusement parks, the Wisconsin State Fair, and Summer Fest “The World’s Largest Music Festival” awaits you in Milwaukee.

Let the International Festival Begin – Celebrate diversity with a festival. Consider German Fest, Festa Italiana, Polish Fest, Bastille Days, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, or Indian Summer Festival. Find out more about Milwaukee Festivals.

Discover Excellent Cuisine – Choose ethnic or go organic and local but be nourished with exquisite food and good company. There is no shortage of award-winning chefs In Milwaukee. For suggestions: Best Restaurants in Milwaukee.

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